NBC has pulled the plug on a prime-time drama series, even after the program showed promise in its second season. TVLine reports that the network canceled the Debra Messing vehicle “The Mysteries of Laura.”
“‘Laura‘s’ axing comes despite the show emerging as something of a surprise success story for NBC in Season 2,” TVLine reports. “Its March 2 finale drew 7.4 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating, rising 13 percent and two tenths to tie its season high in the demo and thus equal its best rating in a year (since Eric McCormack’s February 2015 visit).”
Warner Bros., which produces the show, reportedly has no plans to find a new home for it. The report notes that the lack of ownership in the series by NBC may have contributed to the network’s decision to pull it from the lineup.
Messing commented on the show’s cancellation on Twitter over the weekend, writing: “My dear Diamonds- our story has ended but it was a joyous story to tell. We are all so grateful to you for your love. #DiamondsForever.”